Reed Business Information has appointed a sales director for
Totaljobs.com and briefed him to find up to 50 dedicated sales staff by
the end of 2000.
Mike Convey, the 30-year-old group ad manager of RBI’s catering
portfolio, will take up the reins this week.
Reporting to director of recruitment Paul Sissons, Convey will look to
swell Totaljobs’ dedicated sales team of six. He is searching for all
levels of staff, from telesales through to field sales and ad
Convey is Totaljobs’ first dedicated sales director. The web service,
which launched last year, has previously been sold as a package with
RBI’s hard-copy magazines by the company’s 150-strong centralised
recruitment sales department.
Convey said: ’A decision has been taken at board level to look seriously
’We are well placed to do this because we are the recruitment market
leaders - or at least head to head with the competition - in social
services, construction, property and catering.’
RBI is keen to make Totaljobs a self-supporting site instead of relying
on classified ads from its magazines, which include Computer Weekly,
Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Asian Chemical News and Hospital Doctor.